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When our representatives are making important decisions that impact all of our lives I believe it is important to ask one basic question before making
those decisions,
Is this good for
the children?

Just imagine what our world would be like if that question was asked prior to making decisions about going to war, the environment, education or healthcare.


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3/21/2017:  The mp3 audio player has been changed so the shows no longer autoplay on opening the webpages of shows archived in 2017 and forward, as well as on the home page.

7/13/2015:  The 11 AM Monday show on Radio KBBF FM-89.1 now repeats at 11 PM.
9/1/2012:  Radio KBBF FM-89.1 for North San Francisco Bay Area begins broadcasting a regular weekly Women's Spaces Show on Mondays at 11:00 AM Pacific Time, with a unique live show from the KBBF studio on the 4th Monday of every month or more often. See our Radio page (its tab is on the menu bar above) for the upcoming Radio shows and links to live shows that have been broadcast. 
8/1/2012: Internet Radio KWTF www.kwtf.net (soon to be FM-88.1 for Sonoma County) has been internet streaming of the audio portion of  Women's Spaces shows  since August.  There is a new broadcast schedule to note:  Now on Saturdays at 8:00 PM PST.  The show is 1 hour, so we will present two regular 30-minute shows or one special 60-minute show.  See our Radio page (its tab is on the menu bar above) for the upcoming Radio shows. 
Elaine B. Holtz taped her 200th TV Show on  10/21/11. 
The TV show started in 2005.

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Tiny Houses

On Monday's show of 9/18/17 WSA170918 Elaine B. Holtz interviews our guest River King who talks about her journey from college graduation with a music degree, and the struggles to earn enough as a music instructor as a single mom and keep her home.  She found herself homeless with her child.  She did not feel secure with her son in the San Rosa Safe Parking Program for the homeless, sleeping in her Volvo.  Together River and Tiny House Pioneer Jay Shafer are proposing a project to move the homeless into Tiny Houses.  Rfiver descrives some success stories using of this model and hopes that many villages can be raised providing permanent homes for our local displaced residents: single people, couples, families, students, veterans… She asks that you join her in raising the first village of Tiny Houses for Humanity in Sonoma County.
.Elaine closes the show with two poems, one on Power, the second Why, What Does All This Mean? 
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Elaine B. Holtz, host of Women's Spaces, and Ken Norton, sound engineer, in the new studio at Radio KBBF

Elaine B. Holtz, Host of Women's Spaces, and Ken Norton, Sound Engineer, in the new studio in Santa Rosa, CA at Radio KBBF 89.1 FM - Photo by Francisco Lozano, KBBF-fm.org Webmaster

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On Monday's show of 9/11/17 WSA170911 Elaine B. Holtz interviews our  first guest Misti Harris, who began her role as the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office Community Engagement Liaison in March 2017. Her duties include building community relationships, expanding outreach, and providing education about the Sheriff’s Office policies. Misti shares how she builds bridges of understanding with the community through face-to-face interactions, traditional media, and social media. The office came through the work of the Community and Local Law EnforcementTask Force formed by the Board of Supervisors after the klling of 13-year old Andy Lopez by a Sheriff Deputy.in October 2013.
Our second guest Lilliana Gallelli comes from immigrant parents and now serves immigrant clients as an immigrant attorney in meeting the legal challenges to their status to work or live in the USA. She updates on the latest executive order of  President Trump to rescind DACA, the  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act, and offers a list of suggestions for the "Dreamers".

On Monday's show of 9/4/17 WSA170904 Elaine B. Holtz interviews Lisa Maldonado and Maddy Hirschfield, who join us in the studio, where outside the North Bay Labor Council was finishing its well-attended 19th Annual Labor Day Breakfastt at the Carpenter's Union in Santa Rosa to talk about the origins of Labor Day and their personal journeys into the firght for labor rights. Lisa shares how her immigrant parents were able to get an opening to joining the Middle Class through her dad's struggle to join and to keep his union job. The 8-hour day and 40-hour week are common today because of workers orgainizing to bargain as a collective unit with the employers leveraging power with their wealth profiting off the labor. Lisa and Maddy also discuss the lobbying efforts around the bill being debated in the State Assembly AB1250,  Project Labor Agreements,and the the trhreat of the "Right To Work" movement to destroy union solidarity in the workplace.

On Monday's show of 8/28/17 WSA170828 Elaine B. Holtz interviews our first guest Caroline Bañuelos, President of the Sonoma County Latino Democratic Club, who has been an advocate for District Elections in Santa Rosa since 2004.  The City Council put the issue before the voters as Measure Q in 2012 but it failed.  Now the City is being threatened with a lawsuit. The Santa Rosa School Board just voted to move to trustee area elections for three board seats by November 2018.  On Tuesday evening August 29, 2017 the City Council will consider to support one of two resolutions on this issue of District Elections.
Our second guest Laura Wells, former Green Party gubernatorial candidate, talks about her journey to support Public Banking and even make a State Bank part of her candidate platform in her runs for governor and for State Controller.  She explains the concept and a working example in North Dakota.  Laura reports of success in Oakland for city funding of a feasibility study for a Public Bank of Oakland.


 On Monday's show of 8/14/17 WSA170814 Elaine B. Holtz interviews our first guest Laura Gonzales, who, on hearing the news of the acts of terrorism in Charlottesville, Virginia, orgainized a local march with Carolyn Epple a member of Homeless Action, in  Santa Rosa and gathering at the Old Courthouse Square yesterday, Sunday afternoon, to protest the rise of hate groups emboldened by the election of President Donald Trump and his inflammatory remarks on Twitter and in public speeches. The march is named for what it called for in our country and locality: No Nazis, No KKK, No Fascist USA!  Laura shares how she came to put out the call on social media and reap the harvest of ideas and encouragement in solidarity from some 300 folks who answered the call to express their feelings in this community action.  

Our second guest Darcy Trotten talks about the need for good communications and organization when planning social justice events and marches.  Darcy shares how her communicatons firm Activism Articulate was of help to the organizers of the Oakland march in July called Ain't I A Woman.

Our third guest Molly Murphy MacGregor shares her life in founding the National Women's History Projject, beginning with the pioneering Women's Studies Program in Sonoma State 40 years ago. Molly talks about the Women's Equality Day coming up on August 26, that commemorates the ratification in 1920 of the 19th Amendment of the US Constitution granting women the right to vote, as well as this day in 1970 that Betty Friedan leads a nationwide protest called the “Women’s Strike for Equality” in New York City on the fiftieth anniversary of women’s suffrage,  A  year later on August 26, 1971 the first Women’s Equality Day, initiated by Representative Bella Abzug, is established by Presidential Proclamation and reaffirmed annually. 

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Andy Lopez 2000-2013 We have been discussing in the following listed shows since October 2013 about the killing of  13-year old Andy Lopez in a southwest neighborhood of Santa Rosa by a Sheriff Deputy and the community response.   Note: WSA are radio shows and WS are TV shows.
 WSA131028  WS131101 WSA131104  WSA131125  WSA131216 
WSA131223  WSA131230   WSA140106  WS140110   WSA140210  WSA140421
WS140314  WS140509  WSA140630  WSA140714
WSA140721  WSA140728  WSA140811  WSA140908  WSA141110  WSA141201  WSA141208  WSA150921 WSA151005  WSA151019  WSA151123  WSA170123 WSA170403 WSA170410 WSA170501 WSA170605 WSA170911

Elaine B Holtz interviewing Julie Combs with Ken Norton at the soundboard in Radio KBBF's new studio

Elaine B. Holtz, Host of Women's Spaces, intterviewing Julie Combs with Ken Norton at the soundboard in the new studio in Santa Rosa, CA at Radio KBBF 89.1 FM - Photo by Francisco Lozano, KBBF-fm.org Webmaster




Herstory!  The National Organization for Women marked its 50th Anniversary in 2016 and the Sonoma County Chapter of NOW celebrated the Golden Anniversary on October 22, 2016. The Video of the event by Evelina Molina is up on YouTube at https://youtu.be/qfvPckt_ySc and featured here for awhile:

More Herstory!  On April 20, 2016 the US Treasury announced that the picture of the first woman to grace the $20 bill will be that of Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist who founded the Underground Railroad to free slaves.


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Participant Report on The People's Climate March

 in New York City 9/21/14

Kenna Lee & Elaine Booth

Kenna Lee & Elaine Booth on Women's Spaces

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filmed 10/23/2014    

Show ID:  WSS141023


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Women's Spaces' Videos of Some Past TV Shows

Journaling to Tranform Your Self-Esteem

Journaling: A Workshop to Transform Your Self-Esteem by Dianna L. Grayer


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Discussion with the author Dianna L. Grayer, Ph.D.

Dianna L. Grayer on Women's Spaces TV Show

filmed 11/21/14


Show ID: WS141121


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Women in Business - Challenges and Inspirations

Debbie Meagher and Vichhi Olenski

Debbie Meagher and Vicchi Oleski

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filmed 8/24/2014    

Show ID:  WSS140824



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 Turning Fear Into Power: One Woman's Journey Confronting the War on Terror

Turning Fear Into Power: One Woman's Journey Confronting the War on Terror by Linda Sartor

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Discussion with the author Linda Sartor

filmed 8/1/2014    

Show ID:  WSS140801



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I Am Woman, I Am All Women

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